Music for the enjoyment of humans and other species.
Interpretation of Nick Drake’s “River Man”. I went through a pretty intense 1.5 week Nick Drake listening period. I don’t know why, but I often omit some of the lyrics when I do covers. It probably stems from my efforts to try to create a drastic re-envisioning, so as to justify doing a cover. I think it’s a little more stimulating than just picking a good key and strumming guitar and singing, not that I dislike when other people do that type of cover. However, this method involves changes in form that don’t necessarily accomodate the lyrics in their original sequence.
Grimes has described her sound as “ADD music” and I can only imagine that this cover has fulfilled that sentiment to the nth degree. The arrangement would have been very different had I not been experimenting with an auto-wah plug-in while making it.
I really liked Adrian Belew in King Crimson and some of his solo stuff is really great as well. The orignal version of “Face to Face” always seemed really fresh to me and it sounds pretty current, considering how long Belew has been around. My guitar solo might be a teensy bit cheesy, but I was feeling it and I had to attempt to pay tribute to the awesome solo on the original version. I also considered covering “One Time” and I might do that eventually.